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CSI Sun - Dubuque Solar Store

925 Century Drive, Dubuque, IA 52002
Main - (563) 582-5156 - email us
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Solar Energy Systems across the Tri-State Area / Wisconsin • Iowa • Illinois

We serve 3 state area, all have different incentives. 12 different electric companies also have different programs in place. Sign up now for your FREE Custom Report for how solar may work for you. Of course the federal incentives are also an important consideration to include too.

Company Description

Our Dubuque location for CSI Sun Solar Store is conveniently located just west of the Kennedy Mall and is central for our customers from Northeast Iowa, Southwest Wisconsin and Northwest Illinois. CSI Sun is a division of Chimney Specialists Inc (CSI) which is headquartered about an hour from our Dubuque Store in Highland, WI. We have been the area's pioneer in alternative energy products and renewable fuel sources since CSI was founded in 1977. Chimney Specialists is a name that thousands of loyal customers in the tri-state area have come to trust over the past four decades. Highly trained sales, service and installation people combined with the finest products available have built a reputation that you can trust when investing in Solar Panels and Solar Technology for your home or business.

Our company is fully invested in Solar Energy as a great way to reduce your long-term energy costs and opt for a greener energy lifestyle choice. We have a 7.5 kilowatt Solar Electric installation at our corporate headquarters in Highland that provides up to 90% of our electric and hot water usage year-round. During summer months we actually generate more energy than we can use. Our grid-tied system allows us to actually sell our excess power back to the utility company.

CSI Sun is one of the founding members of North American Solar Stores (NASS), an international network of like minded, experienced "brick and mortar" businesses. All member stores not only have the local dependability and trust factor, they also participate in ongoing learning at the NASS Solar Training Institute to stay up to date on the latest products and techniques in the Solar Industry. Our NASS curriculum was designed in partnership with the MREA and ISPQ Certified Master Trainer and Instructor, Chris LaForge. Each member Solar Store must meet strict standards of training that combines classroom learning, system design, planning and actual hands-on installation. Since all our crews have years of experience working doing appliance installations of all kinds, installing the solar panel systems fits right into their skill set.

The NASS concept is to provide customers with a comfortable showroom to visit where they will be able to make an educated and informed decision with confidence. Dealing with a company that has an established track record for service and reliability will be a welcome change from your "typical" solar equipment sales and installation company.

CSI Sun Dubuque shares its home with Dubuque Fireplace and Patio where you will find over 80 models (35 burning) of gas, wood and pellet appliances, stoves, inserts and fireplaces. Our 6,000+ sq. ft. showroom area is beautifully appointed and filled with a homey atmosphere. Known locally as the "Fireplace Super Store" our showroom offers the perfect setting to discuss your Solar project. Whether you are looking to invest in Solar Hot Water or generate your own electricity with a Solar PV system, our experts can help you plan the best solution to meet your needs. The road to energy independence starts with a visit to CSI Sun. Just be sure to call ahead, so we can make sure to have one of our Solar Experts there to meet with you.

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Onsite Showroom / Store
Solar Electric Design - Solar Electric Installation
Solar Electric - Solar PV - Solar Heat - Solar Panel Installation
Governmental Incentives Consulting / Solar Site Analysis - Logistical & Financial
Solar Hot Water - Solar Thermal
Solar Thermal Design - Solar Thermal Installation

Products & Services

CSI has provided thousands of customers with alternative and renewable energy products like solar pv / solar electric, solar thermal / solar hot water, wood stoves, pellet stoves, outdoor wood burning furnaces, gas stoves and appliances for over 35 years. We can help you make the right decision to fit your budget and personal lifestyle needs.

We are ready to explain Solar Energy choices to our potential customers and help them with site analysis, planning and design, component selection and complete installation and follow-up. Help sorting through and applying for the various incentives, subsidies, tax credits and other programs will be provided to any customer that buys a system at CSI Sun Dubuque. We can help take the mystery out of benefits of buying solar equipment and make it a simple and smart decision.

An investment in the installation of solar equipment will be offset by a reduced or eliminated power bill from your utility company. The best part is that once your investment is paid for, the solar energy generation continues for decades while the utilities continue to raise their fees. Today's savvy energy consumers are not interested in paying always increasing utility charges, they are looking to control costs by putting a system in place that will pay for itself and generate virtually free energy into the future.

Company History

Founded in 1977 as a small chimney services business, CSI has grown to a multi-location hearth, alternative energy, renewable energy and solar energy store. The Highland, Wisconsin Corporate Headquarters of CSI is located in the same town George Breiwa started his business in. Today the Highland campus has three large warehouses, a fleet of trucks and three showrooms stocked with all the products our customers love. The 20,000 sq. ft. facility is located on four acres centrally located between Madison, Dubuque and the small south central towns many of our customers hail from. The Dubuque Fireplace and Patio store opened back in 1994 as CSI's growth headed south and west into Iowa and Illinois. This store features even more displays and working installations of stoves and fireplaces in their completely renovated 6000 sq. ft. building. Growth continues as CSI naturally expands their renewable energy offerings to include solar electric and solar hot water systems. Our newest division, CSI Sun currently shares space with each CSI Hearth and Home store.


Helios (solar panels)
Kaco, Magnum Energy (solar inverters)
Iron Ridge (solar hardware)
Wagner (solar hot water)

Certifications / Affiliations

NASS (North American Solar Stores) member
MREA (Midwest Renewable Energy Association)
- Certified Solar PV Site Analyst
Focus on Energy - WI approved provider
NABCEP Installer
ASES (American Solar Energy Society) member
NFI Certified (National Fireplace Institute)
CSIA Certified (Chimney Safety Institute of America)
DHA (Dubuque Homebuilders Association)
WBA (Wisconsin Builders Association)
NARI (National Association of The Remodeling Industry)
HPBA (Hearth, Patio & Barbeque Association)
HPBEF (Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Education Foundation)
NCHPBA (North Central Hearth, Patio & Barbeque Association)
NCSG (National Chimney Sweep Guild)
WGCT (Wisconsin Guild of Chimney Technicians)
UBG (United Buyers Group Member Store)

Wisconsin HVAC License #676391

Specialties / Additional Information

Our installation and service crews have all the skill sets needed to provide Solar Installations and to service existing Solar Electric and Solar Thermal systems. This experience includes hands on construction, assembly, installations, plumbing, electrical, design and site planning training.

Solar Energy is making strong inroads into the Midwest, driven in part by early adopters of solar energy for home and business use that is quite common surrounding metro areas like Dubuque, IA and even more so around Madison, WI. Now we are seeing this "greening" trend spread out as more and more people realize the return on investment that comes with solar energy today. More and more rural areas, agricultural / dairy farms and small businesses are getting on the bandwagon by going solar. There are even special programs in place for "small rural businesses" which applies to most all businesses in our market area.

Hours of Operation

Monday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

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Service Area

Towns Served

Solar Store located in Dubuque, IA offering sales and installation of Solar Energy Equipment for Solar Electric and Solar Hot Water in NE Iowa - SW Wisconsin - NW Illinois including dubuque ia - 52001 - 52002 - 52003 - 61025 / platteville wi - 53518 / galena il - 61036 / independence ia - de witt ia - 52742 / 50644 / asbury ia - 52002 / cuba city wi - 53807 / cascade ia - 52033 / waverly ia - 50677 / lake carroll il - 61046 / freeport il - 61032 / bellevue ia - 52031 / stockton il - 61085 / elizabeth il - 61028 / guttenberg ia - 52052 / dyersville ia - 52040 / savanna il - 61074 / oelwein ia - 50662 / mount carroll il - 61053 / maquoketa ia - 62060 / anamosa ia - 52205 / monticello ia - 52310 / manchester ia - 52057

Counties Served

Solar Energy / Solar PV Systems / Solar Hot Water in Iowa Counties - Dubuque County IA, Jackson County IA, Allamakee County IA, Clayton County IA, Fayette County IA, Delaware County IA, Buchanan County IA, Jones County IA, Clinton County IA, Linn County IA / Illinois Counties - Jo Daviess County IL, Stephenson County IL, Winnebago County IL, Carroll County IL, Ogle County IL / Wisconsin Counties - Iowa County WI, Grant County WI, Lafayette County WI, Green County WI, Rock County WI, Dane County WI, Sauk County WI, Richland County WI, Crawford County WI, Vernon County WI